Asmodeus "Sidonai" redirects here. For the Phoenician city and its inhabitants, see Sidon. It is said in Asmodeus; Or, The Devil on Two Sticks that people who fall to Asmodeus' ways will be sentenced to an eternity in the second level of hell. Etymology The name Asmodai is believed to derive from Avestan language *aēšma-daēva, where aēšma means "wrath", and daēva signifies "demon" or "divine being". The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1906 rejects the otherwise accepted etymological relation between the Persian "Æshma-dæva" and Judaism's "Ashmodai" claiming that the particle "-dæva" could not have become "-dai" and that Æshma-dæva as such—a compound name—never appears in Persian sacred texts. It also could be a bastardized version of the Greek Ozymandias, the Greek name for Ramses the Great. In the texts In the Kabbalah According to the Kabbalah and the school of Rashba, Asmodeus is a cambion born as the result of a union between Agrat Bat Mahlat, a succubus, and King David. References
Jeremiah Jeremiah (/dʒɛrɨˈmaɪ.ə/; Hebrew: יִרְמְיָהוּ, Modern Hebrew: Yirməyāhū, IPA: jirməˈjaːhu, Tiberian: Yirmĭyahu, Greek: Ἰερεμίας, Arabic: إرميا Irmiya) meaning "Yah Exalts", also called the "Weeping prophet", was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Jeremiah is traditionally credited with authoring the Book of Jeremiah, 1 Kings, 2 Kings and the Book of Lamentations, with the assistance and under the editorship of Baruch ben Neriah, his scribe and disciple. Judaism considers the Book of Jeremiah part of its canon, and regards Jeremiah as the second of the major prophets. Islam considers Jeremiah a prophet, and he is listed as a major prophet in Ibn Kathir's canonical collection of Annals of the Prophets. Christianity also regards Jeremiah as a prophet and he is quoted in the New Testament. It has been interpreted that Jeremiah "spiritualized and individualized religion and insisted upon the primacy of the individual's relationship with God." Chronology
Welcome to the GMCA & AGMA Web Site : AGMA Policy and Research Unit Sanhedrin The Sanhedrin, from an 1883 encyclopedia The Sanhedrin (Hebrew: סַנְהֶדְרִין sanhedrîn, Greek: Συνέδριον, synedrion, "sitting together," hence "assembly" or "council") was an assembly of twenty to twenty-three men appointed in every city in the Land of Israel. The Mishnah arrives at the number twenty-three based on an exegetical derivation: It must be possible for a "community" to vote for both conviction and exoneration (Numbers 35:24-5). The minimum size of a "community" is 10 men (the Hebrew term appears in Numbers 14:27; i.e. the 10 spies who had spread a bad report about the land). This court dealt with only religious matters. The final binding decision of the Sanhedrin was in 358, when the Hebrew Calendar was adopted. The Sanhedrin is mentioned in the Gospels in relation to the Sanhedrin trial of Jesus and several times in the Acts of the Apostles, including a Great Sanhedrin in chapter 5 where Gamaliel appeared, and in the stoning death of Stephen the deacon in chapter 7.
Abraham Abraham (Hebrew: אַבְרָהָם Abram was called by God to leave his father Terah's house and native land of Mesopotamia in return for a new land, family, and inheritance in Canaan, the promised land. Threats to the covenant arose – difficulties in producing an heir, the threat of bondage in Egypt, of lack of fear of God – but all were overcome and the covenant was established. After the death, and burial of his wife, Sarah, in the grave that he purchased in Hebron, Abraham arranged for the marriage of Isaac to a woman from his own people. The Bible's internal chronology places Abraham around 2000 BCE, but the stories in Genesis cannot be related to the known history of that time and most biblical histories accordingly no longer begin with the patriarchal period. Genesis narrative The story of Abraham is related in Genesis 11:26–25:10 of the Hebrew Bible. Abram's origins and calling Abram's Counsel to Sarai (watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot) Abram and Sarai
After Rome: Holy War And Conquest In the first episode of this two-part series, Boris Johnson travels to France, Spain, Egypt, Israel, Syria and Turkey to investigate the early beginnings of what some people now call 'the clash of civilizations.' This is the idea that the two historically opposed religious cultures of Christianity and Islam are locked into a never-ending cycle of mutual antipathy, distrust and violence. Is this really true? There have been many 'clashes' between Christianity and Islam in the period Boris Johnson examines in this series, 632 to 1492. In the second part Boris Johnson travels to France, Spain, Egypt, Israel, Syria and Turkey to continue his investigation into the early beginnings of what some people now call 'the clash of civilizations'. As with many current entrenched positions about the so-called 'clash of civilisations,' such attitudes are often a rewriting of history in the light of later events. Watch the full documentary now (playlist)
Sennacherib Rise to power As the crown prince, Sennacherib was placed in charge of the Assyrian Empire while his father, Sargon II, was on campaign. Unlike his predecessors, Sennacherib's reign was not largely marked by military campaigns, but mainly by architectural renovations, constructions and expansions. After the violent death of his father, Sennacherib encountered numerous problems in establishing his power and faced threats to his domain. War with Babylon Assyrian warriors armed with slings from the palace of Sennacherib, 7th century BCE Bel-ibni proved to be disloyal to Assyria and was taken back a prisoner. A large battle was fought against the Babylonian rebels at Nippur; their king was captured and taken to Nineveh. War with Judah Background In 701 BC, a rebellion backed by Egypt and Babylonia broke out in Judah, led by King Hezekiah. Sennacherib's account Assyrian siege ramp at Lachish. Biblical account Disaster in Egypt according to Herodotus
John Calvin John Calvin (French: Jean Calvin French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃], born Jehan Cauvin: 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530. After religious tensions provoked a violent uprising against Protestants in France, Calvin fled to Basel, Switzerland, where he published the first edition of his seminal work Institutes of the Christian Religion in 1536. In that year, Calvin was recruited by William Farel to help reform the church in Geneva. Following his return, Calvin introduced new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the opposition of several powerful families in the city who tried to curb his authority. Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy.
95 percent of Jewish Israelis support the Gaza war Globally — and even in the United States — Israel's military offensive in Gaza is incredibly controversial. But within Israel, a country famous for its fractious internal politics, Jewish public opinion is nearly unanimous: Operation Protective Edge, Jewish Israelis say, is right and justified. These are almost unheard-of numbers in a democracy The Israel Democracy Institute, a non-partisan Israeli think tank and polling outfit, conducts a monthly poll of Israelis on peace and security issues. The results are staggering. Israeli discontent "spiked" — to about 7 percent — just before and at the launch of the ground invasion, on July 16–17. That support may have increased in part because Israelis came to believe the IDF had increased its level of force to what they wanted. These levels of support are almost unheard-of numbers in a democracy, but they do match public support for Israel's last two wars in Gaza. Why are these Gaza wars so popular with Israelis? One last result.
Ahasuerus Ahasuerus (Ancient Greek: Ξέρξης , Xerxes; Old Persian: Xšayārša; Hebrew: אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ, Aẖashverosh ; ʼĂḥašwērôš; Greek: Ασουηρος in the Septuagint; or Latin: Assuerus in the Vulgate; commonly transliterated Achashverosh) is a name used several times in the Hebrew Bible, as well as related legends and Apocrypha. This name (or title) is applied in the Hebrew Scriptures to three rulers. The same name is also applied uncertainly to a Babylonian official (or Median king) noted in the Book of Tobit. Etymology The name Ahasuerus is equivalent to the Greek name Xerxes, both deriving from the Old Persian language Xšayārša. The name Xerxes comes from the Greek Ξέρξης. Biblical references Book of Esther Book of Ezra Ahasuerus is also given as the name of a King of Persia in the Book of Ezra. Jewish tradition regards him as the same Ahasuerus of the Book of Esther; the Ethiopic text calls him Arťeksis, as it does the above figure in Esther. In legends
Martin Luther Martin Luther OSA (German: [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈlʊtɐ] ( ); 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) was a German monk, Catholic priest, professor of theology and seminal figure of the 16th-century movement in Christianity known later as the Protestant Reformation. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with monetary values. He confronted indulgence salesman Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar, with his Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. His refusal to retract all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor. Luther taught that salvation and subsequently eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin and subsequently eternity in Hell. Early life Birth and education Monastic and academic life
Palestine under the Ottomans Palestine in the mid-19th century when Jewish writers began conceiving pf returning was a province of the declining Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Turks conquered Palestine (1516). Local governors appointed by the Ottomans collected revenues which was forwarded to Constntinople. Thee Ottomans promoted important public works. Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem (1537). Conquest (1516) Ottoman Sultan Bayezid II (reigned 1481-1512) gave considerable attention to his navy and he used to extend the reach of Ottoman power in the Mediterranean. Origins Just who the modern Palestinians are is a matter of conjecture. Ottoman Rule Local governors appointed by the Ottomans collected revenues which was forwarded to Constntinople. The Druse The Druse attenpted to establish their own state in northern Palestine during the early Ottoman era. Other Ethnic Grouos The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic empire. Ottoman Policies toward Jews Napoleonic Campaign (1798-1801) Economic Situation Slavery
American Civilization An Atlantic founder argues vehemently for the emancipation of the slaves. Shown in this 1861 cartoon, Union General in Chief Winfield Scott’s plan to win the war involved sealing Confederate ports and gaining control of the Mississippi River. The notion was ridiculed by those who thought the war would be too brief to warrant such a strategy. For abolitionists, the key issue at stake in the war was slavery. The highest proof of civility is, that the whole public action of the State is directed on securing the greatest good of the greatest number. Our Southern States have introduced confusion into the moral sentiments of their people, by reversing this rule in theory and practice, and denying a man’s right to his labor … Labor of each for all, is the health and virtue of all beings … Well, now here comes this conspiracy of slavery,—they call it an institution, I call it a destitution,—this stealing of men and setting them to work,—stealing their labor, and the thief sitting idle himself …
VIDEO: Armed Police Swoop On Man In NQ Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on tumblr More Sharing Services ARMED OFFICERS have arrested a man at gunpoint at the junction of Thomas Street and Tib Street in the Northern Quarter. "Some had guns pointed directly at him as he sat on the road with his knees up to his chest." At around 10am on Monday 28 July police vehicles surrounded what appears to be a silver BMW on Thomas Street and demanded that the driver exit and kneel on the road, according to eyewitness reports. One eyewitness stood at the scene told Confidential: "A number of police jeeps and a police van blocked the car in. (video credit Brodie Carson of Mercury Field) "At first I thought they were filming for TV or film, because there looked to be a film crew at the nearby Superstore restaurant, but then when they started shouting and moving people back I realised it was real. "The man was arrested and taken away by police vehicle. Confidential released this statement from Greater Manchester Police: